A Pennsylvania appeals court Wednesday denied Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial.
“We agree completely, with the trial court’s reasoning,” reads the ruling from the Superior Court’s three-judge panel.
The former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of 45 counts last year related to sexually assaulting 10 boys over two decades.
Sandusky’s attorneys argued at his appeal September 17 that prosecutors mishandled his case.
His appeal focused on three arguments: That his defense team didn't have enough time to prepare for trial, that boys who accused him of molestation waited too long to report the abuse to police, and that the judge improperly instructed the jury.
The Attorney General's Office argued there was overwhelming and consistent evidence against Sandusky. Eight victims and two eyewitnesses testified about his pattern of abuse.
The 69-year-old is currently serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in state prison. Sandusky's attorney tells CNN that he plans to file his client's appeal with Pennsylvania's Supreme Court, but he also understands that the high court could choose not to hear it.